byDepartment of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
Forest fires ravage wooded slopes in Southern California. Water (melting snow and rain) rushes down the slopes, unchecked by plant life, washing away top soil and flooding fields in the valleys. CCC units sow mustard seed in the denuded areas by hand and by airplane. The mustard plants grow quickly, thus furnishing adequate vegetation to check erosion until the native plants can reestablish themselves.National Archives Identifier: 7416Local Identifier: 33.549Creator(s): Department of... Topics: California, Motion pictures, Soil conservation
"A microcosm of the California experience, past and present, Fountains of Columbia depicts key events in the lives of the Leary family."-- description from box. Topics: vhs, California, Gold Rush Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Created in 1957, "A California Tour" is one of Castle Film's rare color travelogues. It features vintage images of national parks such as Yosemite and the Redwoods as well as major cities. This includes Los Angeles, Monterey, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and more. There are shots of Los' Angeles Westlake Park, Laguna Beach, Olvera Street, freeways, the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, and the Chinese Theater. The Brown Derby Restaurant is seen around 4:45. San Francisco... Topics: Castle Films, San Francisco, California, Chinese Theater Market street, Alcatraz, California, Cable...
This 1940s travelogue was made by the Nesbitt's Fruit Company and uses the premise of -- what else? -- a television show. The film shows various scenes in Southern California and Los Angeles, including of course fruit production and the making of Nesbitt's products including its famous orange soda. Some of the sights in the film include Union Station, Olivera Street, La Brea Tar Pits, oil fields (3:45), navel orange groves (with spraying of pesticides by the gallon seen at 6:30), and... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Fruit, California, Nesbitt's Soda Pop, Nesbitt's, Soda Pop, Sunkist...
From First 5 California educational series, Spanish language version(Primeros 5 California) Topics: vhs, Primeros 5 California, First 5 California, educational Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
"Academy Chef-Instructor Michael Kalanty will demonstrate both sweet and savory varieties of this French favorite including Individual Apple-Potato Galettes with Goat Cheese, and Pear Frangipane Galette. He will also make Pâté Brisée."-- description from box. Topics: vhs, cooking, california culinary academy Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
byBurlington, Rio Grande and Western Pacific Railroads
The Burlington Route, Rio Grande, and Western Pacific Railroads produced this tourism promotional film in the 1950's to highlight the California Zephyr luxury train, running between Chicago and San Francisco. The California Zephyr (the CZ, or "Silver Lady") was a passenger train operated by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q), Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) and Western Pacific railroads, all which dubbed it "the most talked about train in America" on... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: railroad, train, California, locomotive, transportation
This silent film made by NBC shows the 1948 Rose Parade with General Omar Bradley serving as Grand Marshall, and part of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the U.S.C. Trojans. 1948 represented the first local telecast of a college football game in the nation's history. The reason the film is silent, we're not sure. Possibly this was made to be shown on TV while a commentator spoke over it...The 1947 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, The Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game, Michigan Wolverines Football,...
byFederal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
On WPA-sponsored recreation projects in California. Shows bike polo in Monterey, bee keeping in Paso Robles, trout fly making in San Luis Obispo, pottery shaping in Morro Bay, children with model airplanes in San Francisco, swimming in San Diego, archery classes in Redding, girls' calisthenics in Sacramento, puppet show in Stockton, rope trick exhibition in Modesto, lawn bowling in Oakland, bicycle races in a San Jose velodrome, and a recreation parade at Fresno.National Archives Identifier:... Topics: California, Cycling, Motion pictures, Parades, Pottery, Recreation, Sports, Living New Deal
Created in the 1960s by United Airilines, "California World in a Week" begins with historical images of the California Gold Rush of 1849 and transitions to the modern traveler who visits by United DC-8 jet. The film shows many of the scenic parks and beaches in the Golden State as well as various monuments including San Simeon, San Francisco and SFO Airport, Nob Hill, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Sutter's Fort, ghost towns, the Santa Ynez Valley,... Topics: united Airlines, Travelogue, Covered Wagon, Hearst San Simeon State Park, Douglas Aircraft Company,...